09/13/18 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Dow Lecture Series: Professor Liviu Mirica
Dow Lecture Series
Professor Mirica earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, and his doctorate at Stanford University was a National Institutes of Health Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty at Washington University in 2008, and is a member of the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability.
Professor Mirica's research program uses inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry to address important metal-mediated processes with energy, biological, and medical relevance. An interdisciplinary, problem-based approach will be employed to synthesize and characterize new organic molecules and inorganic complexes, with the ultimate goal to tackle unsolved problems with broad implications to society. His research areas include catalysis of energy-related processes, and metal-amyloid β peptide interactions in Alzheimer’s Disease.